Kezzler targets six billion connected products in 2019

The figures are collated across multiple campaigns, and Kezzler CEO Christine Akselsen stated: ‘This remarkable achievement is the product of 16 years pioneering innovation in the industry with the objective of delivering solutions to real world problems such as counterfeit goods and...

Where Chinese label converters are based

This year marks the 40th anniversary of China’s economic reform program. From the updated data provided by National News Publication Bureau, Chinese printing industry output has risen from less than 5 billion Yuan to 1.21 trillion Yuan in 40 years, meaning today’s output is approximately 250...

Mühlbauer and PragmatIC partner for low-cost smart packaging

PragmatIC's FlexICs are said to offer a low-cost alternative to expensive silicon chips that are used in current RFID inlays. PragmatIC recently launched its first ConnectIC...

The Automation Arenas in Labelexpo Europe 2017 and Labelexpo Americas 2018 attracted around 2,500 visitors

Whether it is the use of smart phones, smart meters, automated payment systems, travel ticketing, navigation, search engines, online assistants (Alexa and Siri), self-driving cars or lawnmowers, smart lighting, social media apps or just ordering an Uber, all are impacted to some degree by...

Bobst M1 shaft-driven press connected live to IoT network

Related to these developments, the last Labelexpo shows in Europe and America revealed a new drive to integrate conventional presses into Industry 4.0 workflows. This means repetitive manual operations are taken over by ‘intelligent’ servo-assisted systems, while press control systems exchange...

During merger and acquisition, communicating value to investor is crucial, writes Bob Cronin

Even if you have a hot property in a high-demand segment, your effectiveness at each sell stage is important. Getting through these wisely – with expert and experienced support – will ensure your best outcome. The typical sale process follows six stages: 1) Preparing an offering memorandum; 2)...

The management board of W&H as of April 1, 2019 include (L to R): Dr. Falco Paepenmüller, CTO; Peter Steinbeck, CSO; and Dr. Jürgen Vutz, CEO

The CTO role is a newly-created position on the machinery manufacturer’s management board, effective from April 1, 2019.

Paepenmüller assumes responsibility for the three business units namely extrusion, printing and converting. He has held various management positions at W&H since...

Schreiner MediPharm, Ypsomed provide self-medication adherence with NFC label

YpsoMate is an autoinjector for self-medication of a wide range of pharmaceutical substances and in a diverse range of therapeutic areas. To turn this injection platform into a smart device, Ypsomed developed SmartPilot as a reusable add-on with embedded sensor technology. The autoinjector is...

Stores participating in the initiative will use WaveSafe RFID tags on microwaveable products and other non-microwaveable RFID options for other types of product

The Japanese government is seeking to bring about the ‘convenience store of the future’. This is, in part, in response to a labor force crisis as a result of long-term declining birth rate, with the ageing population especially affecting the retail sector. This has seen the country’s Ministry of...

Tan Junqiao, a major force in the development of Chinese label industry in last 40 years

In 1982, he was appointed president and general manager of the Chinese Packaging and Printing Corporation, a part of the Ministry of Light Industry, and was granted the title of senior engineer. 

Thereafter, he held senior positions on numerous printing industry-related boards, including...

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